From the Desk of Craig DiSesa, President, The Middle Resolution
Turning Virginia Red
Dear Friends and Supporters of The Middle Resolution,
I wanted to write to you today to thank you for being on the front lines of political change here in the Commonwealth. Together, we are turning Virginia RED and restoring the governance of Constitutional principles.
I would like to bring a bill to your attention that was recently signed by Governor McAuliffe. According to a press release put out by Delegate Steve Landes:
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, announced today that Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed into law House Bill 2053, which allows for the establishment of direct primary care agreements between doctors and their patients. The bill will become law effective July 1, 2017.
“I commend Governor McAuliffe for approving House Bill 2053. Allowing individuals to enter into direct primary care agreements with their doctors will establish a new, innovative healthcare delivery model between patients and doctors…”
I am personally very pleased to see this law enacted. The Middle Resolution brought this concept to Virginia in 2016, and with Nicole Riley's leadership as State Director of National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), we were able to advance free market healthcare reforms. It is my hope that this is only the first in what will be a restoration of free market health care options for Virginians, and that is why I also want to ask for your help.
I am constantly humbled by the generosity and commitment of our friends and supporters. I know we can count on you - just as you have come to trust and rely on us. So I am once again asking for your support and generosity. With reforms such as this being passed and doors opening for greater gains in Richmond (not to mention, a statewide general election approaching in November), we are more than busy! We need your support.
Your recurring contribution of $20.17 a month will ensure that we have the funds and resources necessary to continue to advance reform, freedom, and constitutional governance in the Commonwealth. Your donation is what makes everything we do possible. Whether we are lobbying, educating voters, or campaigning, we can’t do it without you.
We have a chance to make Virginia go RED this November and we don’t want to miss it.
The Middle Resolution
From the Desk of Craig DiSesa:
Over the past eight years The Middle Resolution has experienced unparalleled success in Virginia politics. With your loyal support, The Middle Resolution has been able to send a clear message to legislators that we will not bend in our resolute defense of our principles: limited government, economic freedom and equal opportunity for everyone.
Our strategy of influencing campaigns to elect constitutionally conservative candidates and drive legislation that aligns with our principles uniquely places us in a position of significant stature in the Commonwealth. This has allowed us to continually develop relationships both inside the legislature and outside the legislature, which in turn amplifies our influence.
Several months ago the Executive Committee began to discuss the future of The Middle Resolution. As with all non-profits, we have experienced stages of vision, growth and maturity. We have reached an inflection point where it is important that we decide if we are going to expand our impact in Virginia or continue on our present path. It didn’t take long for us to decide that our success has occurred for a reason and to ignore that would be a violation of the very vision our Founders had some 240 years ago.
We unanimously decided to grow The Middle Resolution into the premier political organization in Virginia: We are committed to ensuring that when a donor contributes to our vision, they feel absolutely confident that their resources will achieve the desired results.
Since making that decision, we have been working diligently to develop a strategic long-term plan for The Middle Resolution’s future success. As part of that, we have included a succession plan for leadership. The first decision in this succession was to formalize the position of President. Soon after that decision was made several members of the board encouraged me to consider transitioning into this position. After quite a bit of consultation from colleagues, prayer and encouragement from my family, I accepted.
Integrated into our long-term planning is a strategy for helping the Republican nominees for statewide office win in 2017. This strategy includes:
Endorsing candidates in the primaries.
Focus on influencing voters to support candidates who commit to passing education choice.
Improve voter list maintenance to ensure voter integrity.
Prepare the battlefield for advancing education choice in the 2018 General Assembly.
I am absolutely convinced that we are distinctively positioned to move to the next level of influence. I invite you to join us on this incredible journey and ask that you support our efforts with your prayers and resources.
I am both honored and humbled by the trust The Middle Resolution’s executive committee and the board has placed in me. My promise to you is that I will execute my duties with the utmost integrity and serve you in a manner that makes you proud to call yourself a member of The Middle Resolution.
With sincere gratitude,